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WOMEN PRAISE JUDGE WHO
New Yorkr Aug. 9. Locar suffrage
leaders are praising Magistrate Mc
Guire, who reprimanded Lawrence
Rupp for breaking up a woman suf
frage meeting at which Rupp's wife
Rupp's defense was that he had a
right to break up the meeting be
cause his wife had not been at ho.ne
to get supper for him. McGuire ruled
that Rupp's domestic difficulties had
nothing 'to do with the case.
"Mrs. Rupp is a brick," said Mar
tha Klatschen, organizer of the New
York Woman Suffrage party, today.
"That man Rupp is just the type of
man who opposes equal suffrage. If
he'd been at home when he should
have, he would have had his supper
Mary Wesner. of California, who
came here to tell New York women
how .they got the vote, said:
"The only mistake Magistrate Mc
Guire made was in not sending Rupp
to jail for thirty days. It would have
given Mrs. Rupp some rest and quiet
and might have made Rupp appre
ciate a wife. If Mrs. Rupp never had
any opinions of her own and spent all
her time over the washtub and the
oven, Rupp might think her a perfect
Newspapermen interviewed Mrs.
Rupp at dinner yesterday. The four
little Rupps, washed, brushed and
combed, sat about the table. Rupp
was not in sight.
"He hasn't been on time for dinner
for a week. I won't wait long for
him though," said Mrs. Rupp.
Rupp did not get home until 9:45
o'clock, and then it was a whirlwind
visit in search of clothes. He didn't
get any supper.
"When any woman neglects her
household duties to address a suf
frage meeting her husband certainly
is justified in informing the people
just what kind of a wife he has."
This was the comment today of
Mrs. Catherine Reber, secretary of
the Catholic Knights and Ladies of
America, and a leading anti-suffragist,
upon the arrest in New -York of
Lawrence Rupp for disturbing a suf
"This seems to be an age of femi
r'ne degeneracy," said Mrs. Reber.
The woman suffrage movement may
be classed-with the fad for slit sjkirts
and transparent skirts, and suffrage
crazed women desert their families
to go out on the stump. I think Mr.
Rupp was right in calling his wife
down and the magistrate who found
him guilty of disturbing the peace
was entirely wrong."
Miss Minnie Brandstatter, organ
izer for the Illinois Equal Suffrage
Association, said the magistrate was
quite right, but that he should have
sent the obsteperous Mr. Rupp to jail.
"Mr. Rupp was trying to prove that
his supper was, of more importance
than the future welfare of millions
of women," said Miss Branstatter.
"This woman his wife gave eigh
teen years of her life as a domestic
servant while she bore and reared his
five children. At the end of that per
iod of servitude she certainly had the
right to join a movement that would
aid those five children in escaping a
Cincinnati, O. Suffragists and
anti-suffragists of Cincinnati today
condemned the action of Mrs. Law
rence Rupp of New York, who had
her husband arrested because he in
terrupted her speech at a suffragist
meeting with the request that she go
home and cook supper.
Mrs. Mae Von Walden, president
of the Woman's Tax Payers League,
"No good suffragist should permit
the cause to interfere with her home
duties. Mrs. Rupp should have pre
pared her husband's supper before
going out to speak. Suffragists can
help the cause best by proving that
politics does not destroy home life."
Mrs. Florence Goff Smith, presi-